Best Solo Artists


What's your favorite solo artist?
Qualifications, has to be the only official member to a band or group.
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The Top Ten

Michael Jackson
WHEN YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SINGE, WRITE, COMPOSE, PRODUCE, DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPH.. you are simply the best, and every talent of these were perfect...
oh, I almost forgot he also directed 2 of his music video... so again THE BEST..
he is the KING OF MUSIC...
the best artist ever, and his talent was massive... singing, writing, composing, dancing, producing and choreographing... he even directed two of his music videos... what else do you need from an artist...
The King of Music... too many haters just judge a book by a cover! Don't understand how this world works.. More than just a legend.. The King Of Music.. PERIOD!
[Newest]This is the rightful place for th king of pop

2K.S. Chithra
She is the greatest singer of all time.
She has perfect pitch & perfect tune. I love all her songs.
She could sing any song & make it a hit. "
"Most certainly, without a doubt the greatest singer off all-time... And incredible musician over all. You can't tell me her voice is not the most unique as well

3Bob Dylan
There was music before bob dylan and then there was music after bob dylan. He changed the way that music was heard. The beatles were influenced by him. Go on youtube and look up "beatles on bob dylan" also like a rolling stone is considered the greatest song of all time.
He was mister perfect... What a breath!... Guitar... Mouth organ... And singing at a time... Salute... No one does it better... And the lyrics are breath taking!
I honestly can't believe this only has 3%...

4Jackie Evancho
There are no words to describe the talent and charisma of this young performer. She leaves her audiences weeping with joy or numb with emotional exhaustion. She has to be seen live to be believed.


She is my singer, I follow no one else!

5David Bowie
Lists like this bring out the hate.
Can you believe that some moronic Michael Jackson fans have given Elvis a "dishonorable mention"?
No doubt they are jealous that Elvis is the biggest-selling solo artist of all time by a mile; only the Beatles have sold more than Elvis.
Most diverse and all round talented solo artist ever!

6Elton John
Please get Sir Elton John in the top 10

7John Lennon
A true legend, gave the world peace and love and was part of one of the most truly mind blowing bands who changed the face of popular music forever. No one has beaten his record hits.
Lennon's strong belief in atheism is what gave him a will to work towards world peace thorugh his songs, not god.
One of the best lyricists of all time!

8Jimi Hendrix
Have to love Hendrix, I understand MAYBE below Jackson and Dylan, but should be 3.

9Eric Clapton

10Elvis Presley
Elvis emerges during the late 50's and doesn't it tell those unbelievers why he is called "King" and why he is known to be the most imitated performers of all times. 36 years after his dead and yet his presence and influence is very much around. Elvis music is timeless and have withstand the test of time. He is the first and original American idol.
He should be number 1. Second to none! 36 years after his death, his influence can still be seen and fan clubs worldwide are still active and growing! There will always be a new generation of Elvis fans! ( Fyi:I don't belong from his era! ) Who can beat that?! He's "the king"!
There will never be someone like Elvis, he is number one.

The Contenders

11Johnny Cash

12Neil Young

13Bruce Springsteen
Bruce is top 5
I know he had the E Street Band, but it was all about Bruce

14PJ Harvey

Ya! Vote for the real slim shady!
Eminem all the way

16Sumi Jo

17Emily Bear


19Tony Bennett

20James Brown
The Godfather of Soul

21Nick Drake

22Stevie Wonder

23Anna Graceman

24Delta Goodrem

25Billy Joel
How is Billy Joel so low on this list?

26Celine Dion



29Trent Reznor

30Captain Beefheart

31Aretha Franklin

32Neil Diamond

33Agnes Monica
She is the real diva
She is singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, producer
She is gorgeous and supertalented
Best asian artist of all time
I love you so much..

Madonna and Michael Jackson together could not carry Elvis Presley's jockstrap.

35Gary Numan

36Sissel Kyrkjebø

37Bruno Mars
Where is bruno mars...

Bruno mars must be no. 1...
with Michael Jackson... I don't believe that bruno mars is no.16...

Bruno mars is the best Solo artist...
I love Bruno mars very much...
Amazing song...

you must try it, I'm sure you like it..

he is the greatest singer of all time.
he has perfect pitch & perfect tune. I love all her songs.
he could sing any song & make it a hit. "
"Most certainly, without a doubt the greatest singer off all-time... And incredible musician over all. You can't tell me his voice is not the most unique as well

he is absolutely the most original, and the greatest performer, with powerful voice that leaves us shocked and amazed. He is definitely number one, Bruno mars can sing him heart out and she sings him own compositions which make him even better
he sings very clever things in her songs, and the singles he put out, in the order he put them out, was brilliant, and very instrumental in his becoming the best singer he is now

38Tom Waits

39Paul McCartney
Not as good as he used to be, but can't despute his body of work.

40Marvin Gaye
Soul at it's best

41Frank Zappa

42Conrad Tao

43Mary-Jess Leaverland

44Ozzy Osbourne
It's not just Ozzy it's all his other talented musicians backing him up as well. They deserve credit as well


45Beyonce Knowles
Singer, songwriter, dancer, editor, director, entertainer... !
A Star Is Born!

46Robbie Williams

47Ryan Tedder
Come on! Ryan on 23? Seriously. Listen to his songs! Like gravity or marching on or prodigal or the right moves!
Why Ryan Tedder not here in this list? God he is giving the best of him!


48Han Geng

49Taylor Swift
She is what we call amazing. Just amazing

50Mario Frangoulis

51"Weird Al" Yankovic

52Enrique Iglesias

53Sammy Hagar
Sammy has one of the best voices in rock history. And even in a band he out preforms them almost every time.
Solo Career = Great
Van Halen = Great
Chickenfoot = Great

54Frank Sinatra
Chairman of the Board

55Adam Young

56Peter Gabriel
Why? His solo music from the 70s is incredible. His 80s music is great as well. even his soundtracks! Listen to the music he wrote for The Last Temptation of Christ.

57Katy Perry

58Kate Bush

59Steve Vai

60Jack Johnson

61David Lee Roth

62Toby Keith

63Jeff Buckley
One of the most underrated artists of all time. Jeff Buckley's life and music was cut short so that only a select amount of people recognize and appreciate his music. It's a shame that Jeff never got the attention in the music industry he deserved. Jeff Buckley deserves to be in the top ten without a doubt. RIP Jeff

64Amy Winehouse
Her voice and talent was unique! She was not a usual singer, she must be in the top 10!
She should be in the top ten!

I think he was best in the smiths, but I love his solo stuff.

66Justin Timberlake

67Bret Michaels

68Ellie Goulding
Best solo artist ever! All fans vote!

69Ed Sheeran

70Ted Nugent

71Iggy Pop
From The Stooges to solo... did some great stuff...

72Lou Reed

73Eddie Vedder
He's awesome. what else he rhymes with cheddar. he has amazing songs like "into the wild" he's a legend!
Go vedder

74Don Henley

75Iwan Fals

She should be number 10 at least.


77Billy Idol

78Alice Cooper

79Hriday Tulsiani

80Smokey Robinson
With or without the Miracles

81Wayne Newton
He's not called Mr. Las Vegas for nothing

82Paul Simon
With or without his partner Garfunkel, still good

83Rob Thomas

84Avril Lavigne

85Darius Rucker

86Kelly Clarkson

87Rob Zombie

88Aaron Lewis

89Howie Day

90Jonathan Antoine
The most amazing young Tenor of the decade. We have waited for the New Pavarotti
A young man with a tremendous voice. Started as part of a duo on Britains got talent.
His first solo album due out October 2014

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